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The key to affordable housing
The recently announced National Urban Housing and Habitat Policy is centred on the theme of affordable housing. T. Ramachandran details some of its key points.


Some core points
One of the key proposals of the new National Urban Housing and Habitat Policy 2007 is the introduction of a requirement for setting apart 10 to 15 per cent of land in every new public/private housing project or 20 to 25 per cent of Floor Area ...
Energy from solid waste
In India, the waste characteristics differ considerably due to different lifestyles, food habits, traditions and socio-economic aspects. Organic matter is found to be higher here due to the use of fresh and unprocessed vegetables. A study by Mythili G. Nirvan
In a different world of furniture
Chevoor, in Thrissur district, has had a long legacy of being a key hub of the furniture trade in Kerala. Find out what makes it unique.
No parking in front of gate
Most of the gates sport a board these days. The ‘No Parking’ message suddenly has gained a lot of importance!
Smooth, classy look
Most historic pieces of art couldn’t have made a mark if they were not chiselled, sculpted or built in marble. Architects, sculptors and artists of yore swore by the stone that is now an integral part of contemporary construction.

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Spaces are sacred, learn to protect them
Quality urban spaces and people-friendly urban areas are primary requirements of any society. The right to space (built and open), good environment, quality air and security should be fundamental provisions for the people.
Will Residex come to the rescue?
The NHB has compiled an indicative price index, which is expected to serve as a reference rate to various stakeholders in residential property matters.



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